3 October 2019

- ‘DS Certified’ wins What Car? Used Car of the Year Award for the ‘Best Used Car Scheme for 2020’.

- Judges recognised that  for those looking to buy a used car, the DS Certified scheme offers the best combined and compelling offers with high-level preparation, attractive and high-spec products, generous warranty cover and customer well-being at its foundation.

- What Car? judges concluded DS Certified scheme was the best all-round used car provider with benefits that make it ‘a terrific deal and a worthy winner’.


The forthcoming What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards for 2020, published in the November issue and out from 3 October, announces that DS Certified is their ‘Best Used Car Scheme Award winner for 2020’. What Car? judges compared all UK used car make schemes and concluded there was one very clear winner.


Commenting on theWhat Car? Used Car of the Year Awards for 2020, Used Cars Editor at What Car?, Mark Pearson commented: “The award-winning DS Certified scheme is a wonderful proposition for those looking to buy into the upmarket French brand. We were particularly impressed by the generous 24-month warranty for cars up to four years old, and the excellent 12-month one for cars aged between four and seven years old. There are many other useful benefits as well, including EU breakdown recovery and all the comprehensive pre-sale checks. No other rival this year could match the DS scheme’s all-round benefits, especially for those looking to buy an older car. It’s a terrific deal and a worthy winner.”

DS Certified is an all-embracing scheme that looks to satisfy all the requirements of it discerning clientele, removing and allaying concerns that involve buying a pre-owned car.


Mark Perry, Head of Used Vehicle Retail, commented; “The What Car? Best Used Car Scheme Award fittingly compared the many brand-backed used car schemes and found DS Certified to be the best. While the DS brand is relatively new, formed in 2015, from the start it was recognised that the journey path of our customers is not just focussed on our latest new range. Underpinned by the strong reputation and desire that has seen DS 3 attract such a strong following in the UK, demonstrated by a quarter of all these models finding cherished owners here. DS Certified ensures that all future DS customers can be assured that there are many services and benefits at their disposal, to enhance their driving experience.”

The DS Certified scheme is a portfolio of services and benefits that aims to address the needs of owning a pre-owned car and this scheme aims to enhance the purchase and ownership experience.


DS Certified includes a selection of pre-owned DS cars and offers quality products with the reassurance of checks, preparation and warranty cover.

DS Certified cars within 48 months age and with up to 50,000 miles covered have a comprehensive vehicle preparation that includes a 120-point vehicle quality and function check, and a latest service. The warranty is for a minimum 24 months/unlimited mileage cover that includes DS Assistance (roadside assistance) for the duration of the warranty period. There is a 30-day / 1,000 mile exchange period to satisfy customers (or select to replace the vehicle). Importantly a test drive is always available and with product feature explanations and guidance. The ‘OnlyYou’, DS customer experience programme is also included, featuring DS at your service, MyDS app (with a portfolio of services and benefits) and access to Club Privilege, DS Valet delivery and DS Rent. DS Certified also facilitates part exchange, finance offers, warranty extension options and maintenance contracts to further support and enhance the DS ownership experience.


Prospective customers of DS cars that are between 48 and 84 months (4 and 7 years) and below 100,000 miles are also well covered, benefitting from all of the afore-mentioned features for 12 months from purchase.